Monday 2 December 2013

Footless and fancy that

From the Aldi catalogue on special this week:  "Six footless glasses with different coloured stems in a glass vase - perfect for parties during the festive season". €14.99!!  Sorry?  In what way could such a product be perfect for parties at any season?  When the first five quaffers take out their glasses, the last one looks perilously close to tipping the beaker and making a puddle; and what sort of a party is it with only six people?  I suspect that this is driven forward by the cordless drill that was on ALDI special a tuthree weeks ago.  On dit que, and so does Rachel Botsman at TED, the average lifetime use for an electric drill is . . . 12 minutes.  These crippled champagne flutes can be re-purposed into something useful AND you can get 5 minutes more utility of your drill by drilling 6 holes in your dining room table.  Remove the table cloth first because it is bound to get all rucked up as the drill bit rotates.
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1 comment:

  1. How ridiculous...That's another justification as to why I only drink large buttles of stout